Discover Mang Den - "The second Da Lat" among the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands


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Mang Den is a small town surrounded by mountains and surrounded by primary forest flora. Located at an altitude of 1,200m above sea level, the town has a mild and cool mountainous climate all year round. The natural landscape here is also favorable for the development of eco-tourism, resort and temperate tree agriculture due to the suitable soil, low hilly topography, and a system of rivers, streams and many lakes and waterfalls, water.
Mang Den Plateau is located at an altitude of about 1,300m above sea level in the belt of tropical humid monsoon climate, cool all year round, the average annual temperature is from 18 to 20ºC. For that reason, Mang Den is known as the "second Da Lat" of the Central Highlands.


Mang Den is known as the second Da Lat of the Central Highlands

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Not only attracting visitors by the average temperature of about 20 degrees Celsius, Mang Den is also especially attractive by the vast forests with rich and diverse flora and fauna, creating favorable conditions for the development of eco-tourism. , Resort. The most special are the red pine and po mu pine forests with the age of 30 - 70 years planted along both sides of the Mang Den pass. Sims grow close together, covered with purple trails leading into primeval forests. Around April or May, when the flowers bloom, the brilliant beauty of myrtle flowers and orchids along the lakeside among the velvety thick pine needles is even more prominent. Besides, there are ancient trees, precious medicinal herbs, agarwood, cinnamon ... and many wild animals such as pythons, chamois, porcupines... Resounding in the air is the chirping of birds. traveller.

If in summer, Mang Den is green, then from October to December, Mang Den wears a yellow shirt of ripe rice color on the terraces along the mountain slopes like walking among the fields of the Northwest. So.


Dak Ke Lake in the heart of Mang Den looks like gold in the sunset.

People here also affectionately call Mang Den the land of "seven lakes and three waterfalls" associated with the legend of the god Pling created here. These are the lakes: Toong Ly Leng, Toong Ziu, Toong Zo Ri, Toong Sang, Toong Po, Toong Dam and Dak Ke and three waterfalls are Pa Sy, Dak Ke and Dak Pne waterfalls. In the midst of the immense green of the forest, the silvery white of the lake, the waterfall, the murmuring stream, the scene of Mang Den is more splendid like a watercolor painting.

Coming here, visitors can take a cruise on the lake to admire the surrounding poetic scenery, fish, swim in the waterfall or visit a communal house by the lake to immerse themselves in the gong dance of the M'Nong and Xo ethnic minorities. posted, Hre. Mang Den attracts visitors not only with the strength of the wild and majestic natural landscape, but also by the mysterious and illusory stories of the indigenous residents with traditional cultural identities. traditions, separate customs and many special festivals.

The climatic conditions in Mang Den are very suitable for growing agricultural products, so there is an experimental garden that grows a variety of cold vegetables and flowers. Besides, it is impossible not to mention the rustic dishes of local residents such as: Com lam, sturgeon with bamboo shoots, grilled chicken, bitter eggplant, forest sour bamboo shoots, wild vegetables, wild bananas, buffalo meat. Grilled, dried buffalo meat... With a majestic natural landscape, rich in identity, friendly people, Mang Den has a lot of potential to develop into a national-class tourist area, an attractive eco-tourism and resort destination. , serving domestic and foreign tourists. Currently, Mang Den eco-tourism area belonging to the tourist route "Green Road of the Central Highlands" has been connected with the tourist route "Central Heritage Road" and "Ho Chi Minh Legendary Road" to form the cross-country tourist route "Indochina Heritage Road", connecting the world heritage sites of Vietnam with the world heritages of Laos and Cambodia.
2. Interesting destinations and games in Mang Den

2.1. Ho Dak Ke


Dak Ke Lake, whose original name is Lake Toong Ro Poong, covers an area of about 3 hectares. The lake owns a wild space, the clear blue lake is surrounded by mountains, covered with immense forests. In Dak Ke Lake tourist area, there are many types of entertainment services to help you entertain comfortably such as boating, water cycling, camping...
2.2. Pa Sy Waterfall
The waterfall is made up of 3 largest streams in Mang Den, located at an altitude of 1,500m above sea level. However, the waterfall is not noisy but gentle with the white flow in the middle of the Central Highlands.

On the way to Pa Sy waterfall, you will pass the Wood Statue Garden which is a unique place that is loved by many tourists. Artists in Mang Den have breathed life into wooden statues, vividly reproducing the cultural life of the people here with statues of mothers carrying children, people gathering to drink can wine, go to the fields, weave cloth or other activities. special festival….
2.3. Lo Ba Waterfall
Lo Ba waterfall is about 40m high. The water of this waterfall originates from the high mountain peaks from Mang But, Dak Tang, and Mang Canh, carrying the cold air of the mountains and forests flowing through the high, steep terrain, rushing down the stream to make white foam.


Lo Ba waterfall is unspoiled, deep in the primeval forest, but for those who have come here, they are constantly admiring and admiring the charm of the waterfall. The beauty of the waterfall is formed by the stream winding through the rocky slopes stretching in the branch of Mang Den forest before pouring into the Dak Snghé river, then merging into the Dak Bla river, down to Se San.

2.4. Konbring Village
As one of four community-based cultural and tourism villages of Kon Plong district, Kon Bring Community Culture and Tourism Village is a village of the M'Nam ethnic people with many traditional features of the Central Highlands such as Rong house architecture. , house on stilts, dance gongs. The village is located along Highway 24, about 3km east of the district center.


Coming to Kon Bring village, visitors will be integrated with the daily life of ethnic minorities, from burning campfires, gongs or walking to see Hi Am waterfall...

2.5. E Ban Farm


As one of the places to develop agricultural farms because the weather here is as cool as Da Lat. E Ban Farm is about 30 hectares wide, embracing both sides of a long hill, adjacent to the rolling primeval forest. Here, you can visit and learn about the production processes as well as check-in beautiful pictures in the middle of nature.

2.6. Statue of Our Lady of Mang Den


The statue of Our Lady of Mang Den attracts many Catholics at home and abroad to enjoy not only its appearance but also its mystery and spirituality. After nearly half a century and having witnessed many ups and downs on the land of Kon Tum, today the statue has become an extremely famous pilgrimage destination.
2.7. Lake Dam Bri
As one of the famous relaxation and culinary spots of Mang Den tourist area, this is a place chosen by many tourists to rest, eat and fish when coming to Mang Den every weekend.

2.8. Khanh Lam Pagoda
Another interesting stop is Khanh Lam Pagoda built on a primeval hill, over 1,200 m high. From the foot of the hill, following the three-way gate in front, visitors step through more than 200 stone steps up to the superficial temple. This sacred place is hidden under the luxuriant forest trees, creating a peaceful and pure beauty that captivates people.
3. What to eat when coming to Mang Den?
3.1. Black rice with bamboo shoots

As a specialty of ethnic groups in the Central Highlands, but in each place, rice lam has its own distinctive color and flavor. Lam rice in Kon Plong region is cooked from upland glutinous rice soaked with pandan leaves, so it is fragrant, firm but flexible, fleshy but not hard.
3.2. Grilled pork skewers
Another extremely attractive dish that you must try when coming to Mang Den, pork thighs are sliced to taste, fully marinated with spices and then skewered on bamboo, wrapped in dong or banana leaves. Bring all grilled on charcoal stove, eat with salt, pepper and chili Mang Den will give a perfect taste.
3.3. A Kay snakehead fish soup cake 7
This is an absolute dish that should not be missed when visiting Mang Den, with a unique seasoning recipe and delicious fresh snakehead fish flavor, thick and thick homemade bread rolls bring an unforgettable taste to diners. while enjoying.
3.4. Hot pot with pepper, dried bamboo shoot salad
Those who are a fan of spicy dishes will certainly not be able to resist the appeal of this dish. Imagine sitting in the middle of a cold weather eating such a hot and spicy dish, nothing better than that. The broth will have both spicy and non-spicy parts, but very sweet and rich. Hot pot will be served with seafood, meat and very fresh vegetables of Mang Den.
3.5. Sturgeon
Fish dishes seem to be expensive in big cities, but in Mang Den, sturgeon is an extremely famous specialty because of its delicious taste. Thanks to the cool weather of Mang Den all year round and abundant lakes and ponds, temperate fish such as salmon and sturgeon are naturally reared and have a sweet taste that causes problems for people to enjoy.
4. What to buy at Mang Den as a gift?
4.1. Mang Den myrtle wine

Unlike the myrtle of the delta ripening on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, the myrtle of Mang Den ripens from mid-summer to autumn, the myrtle of Mang Den grows and grows completely naturally, the temperature in this area is always within a very suitable cold threshold. to ferment alcohol. These two rare strengths are the basic conditions to be able to make a headache-free wine, with a delicious and nutritious characteristic flavor of this highland.
4.2. Black Bamboo shoots pepper
For the Xo Dang people in Mang But, wild pepper is an indispensable spice in every meal. When enjoying stream fish, wild boar, grilled chicken or bird... all need to be peppered. Wild pepper flavor also has a milder spicy taste than chili and regular pepper, but the aroma is like the taste of lemon tree leaves, grapefruit leaves and passionate like tangerine peel, giving it a strange impact.
4.3. Mang Den forest honey
Honey products are exploited by local people from the upstream forests of Kon Plong. Mang Den honey has a bright yellow color, when smelling it has a natural fragrance from wild flowers, when it is in the mouth, it has a cool aroma.
4.4. Forest bananas
The forest banana is as big as a thumb, has seeds, and is sweet when ripe. But because the fruit has many seeds, people often do not eat it, but only take the seeds as medicine. There are two types of forest bananas, large and small fruits. All soaked in wine are fragrant and delicious, but the small fruit is slightly better because of the plastic.
4.5. Wild tea
It is a kind of vines with sweet, bitter and cool taste, used by mountainous ethnic people as a folk medicine to treat stomach-related diseases such as belching, heartburn, epigastric pain, etc. Tea also has sedative effect, cure insomnia.
5. Note when traveling to Mang Den

- Because it is an original wild ecological area, Mang Den still preserves in itself many primitive vegetation, rich and diverse animals. Mang Den has seven lakes and three unique waterfalls such as: Dak Ke, Pa Si, Lo Ba, Toong Dam, Toong Zori, Toong Po...
Visitors can also go to Kham Lam Pagoda to visit the ancient and massive architecture as well as light incense to pray for peace and good luck.
- The natural beauty is like that, but you also need to pay attention to protect your health because there are many insects, remember to bring fever medicine, insect repellent and medical bandages in case of injury. !
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